It has been about 5 1/2 months since I contracted the Chikungunya virus and I am still suffering from joint pain everyday. 5 1/2 months! When will this go away?
There are days when the pain isn't too noticeable, but other days it is VERY noticeable. Like today. Today, it is a sharp throbbing pain in the ankles, knees, hands, and wrists. I have stopped taking steroids and prescription anti-inflammatories and am trying to get by with just Aleve and Tylenol.
This virus is slowly spreading on St. Croix and more rapidly in St. Thomas. I hope most people affected don't experience this prolonged joint pain.
I can't wait for the day that I wake up and the pain is gone. Fingers crossed for it to be sooner than later.